The events of January 6, 2021 were tumultuous, to say the least — and aren’t likely to be forgotten by those old enough to remember anytime soon. Unlike the rest of Trump’s antics, five people died as a result of the violence or, in the case of two members of the police force, through suicide in the weeks after. And there’s another reason we won’t forget: the mob violence was probably the last even of any significance during Trump’s time in office.
Mitch McConnell and other prominent Republicans let Trump off the hook, acquitting him of inciting the mob by using the excuse that they can’t try a former president (hint: they can). But McConnell was also quick to explain that Trump wasn’t off the hook just yet.
McConnell said, “There’s no question, none, that President Trump is practically and morally responsible for provoking the events of the day. The people who stormed this building believed they were acting on the wishes and instructions of their president, and have that belief was a foreseeable consequence of the growing crescendo of false statements, conspiracy theories and reckless hyperbole which the defeated president kept shouting into the largest megaphone on planet Earth.”
He wasn’t done: “He did not do his job. He didn’t take steps so federal law could be faithfully executed and order restored. No. Instead, according to public reports, he watched television happily — happily — as the chaos unfolded.”
McConnell continued his rant against the former president by acknowledging that Trump “hasn’t gotten away with anything yet.”
The Justice Department will likely probe the mob violence to discover whether or not Trump should be held criminally liable for the assault on our Democracy. Perhaps if Trump had shown some sort of buyer’s remorse for his role in that violence, he’d have a better shot of skating out of harm’s way. But at this point, he could absolutely be tried. Whether or not a jury would ever convict him…well, that’s another story.
The sheer number of controversies, investigations, and allegations involving former president Donald Trump — who very much lost the 2020 election in every sense of the word — is impossible to compare with other administrations. It’s out of this world high. And his being out of office hasn’t stopped the flood, either. The Supreme Court recently ruled that Trump would have to hand over his taxes to officials in New York who have been seeking them for a very long time (although this will happen outside of public view).
What does this mean for investigations into Trump’s finances? Could Trump still be arrested for tax fraud?
Trump responded to the investigation by naming it “a continuation of the greatest political witch hunt in the history of our country.”
In response to the ruling, he said, “The Supreme Court never should have let this ‘fishing expedition’ happen, but they did.”
According to a former New York Times report, Trump managed to avoid taxes for at least eleven years. In 2016 and 2017 he paid only $750 in federal income taxes — which would have been the filing fee for a man with his assets.
Whether or not he faces prosecution, much less arrest, is up in the air. Keep in mind that Donald Trump is still a wealthy man — even with his obvious and mounting debts — and he will be able to afford the best legal counsel should the case against him ever lead to an arrest and go to trial.
Former Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell famously stated that Trump “is liable for everything he did while he was in office” and that he hadn’t gotten away with anything “yet” after voting to acquit during the second impeachment trial. That’s because a probe into the capitol riot is likely. Trump is blamed for inciting the mob to attack on January 6, where five people died as a result.
Remember when you were a kid? Placing blame on others was a fact of life. Someone twisted your arm or pushed you to the ground, and you knew exactly who deserved that blame. Convincing your parents was a matter of picking your battles. Would they believe your allegations? Was it worth the fight? Legal matters are much the same except in the adult world. Before picking a courtroom battle, you’ll want to know your chances of winning a case. Here’s what you should keep in mind.
First things first: a twisted arm won’t result in any financial compensation. You’re not a kid anymore. Personal injury lawyers make money based on contingency. That means they only get paid when they win. They only win if the case has merit. And a case only has merit if your financial interests were affected by someone else’s negligence. But you must also have proof of that negligence. Ask yourself whether or not you can answer these questions before calling a personal injury attorney.
If those conditions are met, then it’s time to hire a personal injury attorney. This individual (with or without the help of a firm) will help you calculate damages for which to sue. Factors contributing to a number might include literal dollar bills (i.e. what you’ve already paid in medical fees), but they can also include pain and suffering. The judge will also consider whether you deserve more money for any disability that might reduce your worth to an employer in the future (because that would mean fewer promotions, less productivity, and a smaller chance of finding a new job).
A personal injury attorney might also want to contact your insurance providers (or the defendant’s) to ensure that all appropriate reimbursements have been made. If you were hurt because of someone else’s negligence, then you deserve compensation — whether the negligence occurred on purpose or by accident.
Having been arrested for a crime, it is in your best interest to hire an attorney to represent you. If convicted, you can face severe consequences that will affect opportunities for employment and future goals. Therefore it is vital that you hire a criminal defense attorney to ensure your rights are protected. There are many benefits to having a criminal defense attorney such as they create a strong defense, offer support, and reduce penalties and sentencing. Continue Reading →